Registration now open for Counties’ 2019 Legislative Conference | Hot 5

  • Published: September 9, 2019
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    + Key Dates This Week

    1. Registration now open for Counties’ 2019 Legislative Conference

    Registration is now open for the ACCA 2019 Legislative Conference, set to take place Dec. 4-5 at The Hotel at Auburn University. With counties now “refocused” on the growing number of critical county issues on the horizon, it is essential that all county leaders make plans to attend and discuss, learn about and vote upon our legislative priorities for the 2020 session. To reserve your seat today, click here — and to reserve your discounted hotel room, click here.

    2. All 67 Counties urged to plan for 2019-2020 ACCA legislative events

    Attention, County Leaders! The 2019-2020 ACCA Legislative Calendar — complete with dates for Affiliate Legislative Committee Meetings, ACCA Legislative Committee events, ACCA District Meetings and ACCA County Days — has been set! All members of the County Family are encouraged to view the ACCA Legislative Calendar here and mark their calendars accordingly.
    *Note: District Meeting and County Day assignments will be announced in the coming months.

    3. LGHIB sets 2020 health insurance rates

    The Local Government Health Insurance Board has approved a 4.9 percent increase in health insurance premium rates, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The increase is reflective of the continuing escalation of health insurance costs nationwide. Due to other changes made by the Board, the cost of Medicare retirees will decrease by more than 60 percent. County officials and employees are encouraged to watch their inboxes for further details.

    4. PLAN 2020, ACCA Board to convene in Prattville this week

    Members of the PLAN 2020 leadership program and the ACCA 2019-2020 Board of Directors will travel to Prattville this week for separate retreats both aimed at securing a brighter future for county government in Alabama. From Sept. 10-11, the second-term commission members in PLAN 2020 will undergo professional leadership training and take an in-depth look at the knowledge gained on the various areas of county government through their involvement in the ACCA affiliate groups. From Sept. 11-12, the first meeting of the newly-elected ACCA Board of Directors will be held, and the Board will address the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and determine how best to strategically handle the year ahead.

    5. Webinars for Administrators, Engineers start back this week

    Calling all Administrators and Engineers! With the 91st Convention now behind us, it’s time to pick back up on our monthly webinars for Administrators and Engineers — and the first round of webinars are set to take place this week. Administrators and their staff are encouraged to register here for their webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m., while Engineers and their staff are asked to sign up here for their webinar on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.


    KEY DATES THIS WEEK

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
    Below 100 Intensive Training | Covington County

    Below 100 Intensive Training | Montgomery County

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11
    PLAN 2020 Retreat

    WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11
    ACAA Webinar | 10:30 a.m.

    WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 – THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
    ACCA Board of Directors Retreat

    AJTA Corrections Law

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
    ACEA Webinar | 2 p.m.

    Below 100 Intensive Training | Blount County

    Below 100 Intensive Training | Covington County